The first snow peas
of the season are out and they are so fresh, crisp and green we would like to eat them every day! Here's a favorite way to quickly cook snow peas, putting their crisp texture front and center.
They're cooked in light sesame oil, which we feel really complements that fresh flavor and texture. We cook them fast over high heat, then squeeze a little lemon juice over to keep them bright. Eat quickly and enjoy the taste of spring.
Quick Sesame Snow Peas
About 1/2 pound fresh snow peas, washed and patted dry
1 tablespoon sesame oil
Fresh juice of 1 lemon
Heat sesame oil in a large saute pan until almost smoking. Add the snow peas and turn the heat down a little so they don't burn. Cook, shaking the pan and tossing, for about 1 1/2 minutes or until just barely warmed through and tender-crisp. Remove from the heat and toss with lemon juice. Set aside to rest for a few moments, partially covered with a plate or splatter screen. Test after 5 minutes; they should still be crisp but more tender. Toss with salt and pepper and eat immediately.